Faith in Birmingham

Discover the many faiths that make up Birmingham’s rich and diverse community and explore how different faiths have influenced and shaped the city. Uncover sacred objects used in religious practice and explore the role of faith in places of worship at home, and within our journey through life.

Over 70 objects will be on display, representing six different faiths, including the iconic Sultanganj Buddha. The gallery focuses on the six main faith groups in Birmingham; Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism and Judaism. Over the next two years the displays will evolve to incorporate more voices and faith communities into the gallery.

The gallery development involved nearly a year of consultation with faith groups and communities across Birmingham. The groups and individuals identified objects in our collection, and from further afield, to enable them to tell stories about their beliefs to other people.

Visitors are invited to share their thoughts and contribute to an evolving dialogue around faith practice.

Read the Faith in Birmingham blog posts .

Faith in Birmingham has been developed by working in partnership with the British Museum.